“Do not gulp the tea but sip it slowly allowing its fragrance to fill your mouth. There is no need to have any special attitude while drinking except one of thankfulness.” – Pojong Sunim
Happy Friday friends! We made it! Are you thankful it’s Friday?! Black Friday!
Friday facts - “Tea-torial”
Here’s a few fun facts and #teatips for you.
Did you know?
Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, next to H2O. Okay, coffee lovers, I can hear you groaning over your cuppa joe. 🤦♀️ I love me a seriously good strong, hot cuppa coffee too!
Tea has been around since the 3rd Century. Coffee, the dark, aromatic elixir, has been around since the 15th Century. See post of January 7th.
Black, Green and White Teas are all made the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. Herbal teas do not contain leaves from the Camellia Sinensis plant. They are a combination of varieties of flowers, herbs, seeds and spices. Herbal teas are by nature caffeine free.
Black Tea - supports your immune system, strengthens your bones, and increases your energy.
Green Tea - fights heart disease, improves blood flow and stabilizes blood sugar.
White Tea - boosts your immune system, is high in antioxidants and removes plaque from your teeth.
So there you have it, several good reasons to drink tea! And...
Eating chocolate may lower your risk of cardiovascular problems, prevent cognitive decline and lower your cholesterol levels. The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition suggests that a little dark chocolate may boost oxygen availability during fitness training.
So drink tea, eat chocolate and celebrate the special moments! 😃
Whether you choose to drink herbal or caffeinated tea, they all pair well with chocolates, biscuits, cookies. See post of November 16th.
Choose the absolute finest of chocolates, tea, biscuits, and cookies to indulge in when you take tea or have a coffee break.
When you decide that you want to have any of the the above already prepared for you, (along with stocking stuffers or trinkets) a #teabox (or more) is available for your pleasure to enjoy and to share as gifts for your family, friends, colleagues and clients.😌 🤤
Local hand-lettered mugs, teacups, wine tumblers and locally-baked, homemade cookie varieties are coming soon! Check back next week! Only 29 more days until Christmas! 🌲
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Giving, the key to fulfillment, a life of prosperity, and success.
Happy Humpday friends! We’re halfway through the week!
I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!” - The Pointer Sisters, 1982 “So Excited” Album.
Yeah, I know I just dated myself here with these lyrics. 😂 🎼 🎶 🎵
You will be excited too; just imagine how you will feel, when you receive your teaboxes made with love! It makes me so happy to create these teaboxes!
I love what I do! Creating gifts for you! ❤️ 💕
Here is a list of some of the varieties of teaboxes I have curated and prepared especially for you, your families, friends, colleagues and clients. Just imagine the smiles you will bring to their faces when they receive their #gifts (or your face 😃 😉)
Tea, of course! 😉 🍵
@Secret Garden Tea
1 Blue Angel Tea - 100g - 1 per teabox
1 Buckingham Palace Tea - 100g - 1 per teabox
1 Earl Grey Tea - 100g - 1 per teabox
1 Avalon Blend Tea - 100g - 1 per teabox
1 Lavender Lemon - 85g - 1 per teabox
1The White Lady - 85g - 1 per teabox
Handmade Artisanal Chocolates - @ladnerchoc
A trio box which includes 1 lemon truffle, 1 mocha truffle and 1 dark or milk chocolate.
These are divine and decadent chocolates! I have tasted them and they are a symphony of pleasure for your distinguished palates! You might not wanna share cuz they’re that! good!
Pure and Unpasteurized Honey 🍯 @honeybeecentre
Clover, Blackberry and Wildflower flavours
Honey Dabbers (aka Dippers)
Pure Beeswax Tea Lights 🕯
Mini Tea Lights rhinestone-encrusted holders - 2 left
A hand-sized package of “Sneezies” pretty tissues.
Delicious Cookie Jars @jarsbyjodi (need I say more?!) Yummy!
Y’all know how tasty these treats are! 🍪 🤤
Pumpkin Spice Minis and Pumpkin Spice Scones, Regular, Cranberry White Chocolate Scones, Chocolate Chip Minis Cookies, Dairy-Free/Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate
Note: I have limited selections available. Get yours now! ⏰ 🏃♀️Only 1 month left! 🌲
Tell me what you would like to have included in your uniquely-created teabox!
Hand-lettered mugs, wine glasses and locally-baked cookie varieties are also coming soon!
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One cup of love, two pots of tea, and a handful of friends to make the moment sweet! 😃
Did you know? 🤔
Tea will last a reasonably lengthy amount of time, if you store it properly? Black Tea, because it is fully fermented, can last approximately 2 - 3 years. Some teas, such as white teas, are best used within a 6 month time period.
The longest shelf life, over 10 years, are fermented teas. Teas do age, and the flavour and aroma can fade, so the proper storage of them is important. Loose leaf teas have longer expirations dates than tea bags. Typically, sealed packages of tea can last from 1 - 3 years.
Store your teas away from sunlight, heat and moisture. Avoid storing in a basement or cellar. You can store tea in the fridge or at room temperature. If you decide to store your tea in the fridge, ensure they are in vacuum-sealed packaging.
Ideally, store in a dry, dark space where the temperature is consistent and not near other odours.
Always ensure the pouches or packages are sealed. Refrain from opening frequently. Use a dry spoon to scoop your tea leaves.
Tea easily and quickly absorbs other odors which will spoil the quality and taste.
Whichever tea vessel you choose for storage, ensure it is opaque, and not transparent. The tea can lose its flavour, become discoloured and taste bitter.
If you store your tea leaves in the fridge or freezer, which is okay, vacuum sealing it will remove the oxygen, which prevents moisture build-up. You want to store your precious, costly loose-leaf teas properly.
An airtight container, preserves flavour. Just as your coffee beans and spices can lose their delicate flavours and aromas, so can your tea leaves or tea bags.
How do you store your teas?
Do you prefer stainless steel, mason jars, or opaque tins?
Share your comments and suggestions below!
Since we can’t be together right now, 😞 why not consider purchasing a #teabox or more, to send to and/or share with your friends virtually? Order some for yourself too for your #metime as a #gift
Christmas is approaching fast! 32 days to go!! DM now!
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Read the story of Friendship Bridge. #linkinbio
#tea #afternoontea #alwaystimefortea #taketimefortea #taketimeforyou #thetealady #spreadingjoy #tealover #indulge #savour #flavour #storage #monday #mondaymood #celebratethespecialmoments #legacy #empowerwomen #womeninbusiness #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #supportsmallbusiness #support #langley #fraservalley #bossladies #yvr
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“A good laugh is sunshine in the house.”
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863)
English novelist, author and illustrator.
“Laughter is the language of the soul.”
Pablo Neruda (pen name)
Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto (1904 - 1973)
Chilean poet, politician and Nobel Prize Winner for Literature.
It’s Friday friends!
Sharing a few Friday funnies with you!
Hope they make you smile! 😃
I haven't been this excited about Friday since last Friday! 😆
The only decision you need to make is bottle or glass! 😂 🍷
I've had my tea, 🍵 I’ve completed my yoga workout earlier today.🧘♀️
Time to get more stuff done and make jaguar moves while dancing around the stuff in the way...renovations underway 🐆 💃 🐆 💃 😜 Yikes, I’m running errands, picking up this, holding here, painting there...lots of working out today! 🏃♀️ 🆙 🎨🏋️♀️
Namastay home and drink wine today! 😃 🍷
I wish you a fabulous feel-good Friday!
What is your favourite day of the week? Share it below!
What’s happening for you today?
How will you un(wine’d’) today for your feel-good Friday?!
Share your rant and/or comment below! Do it! 😊
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“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” - Kalu Ndukwe Kalu (1954-)
Nigerian-born American Political Scientist, Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science and National Security Policy at Auburn University Montgomery, Docent Professor at the University of Tampere, Finland
“No matter what is happening in your life, you always offer tea.” - Clementine Wamariya (1988-)
Rwandan-American Author, Speaker, Human Rights Activist
Did you know? Tea and Chocolate pairing provides you with feelings of warmth, a boost to your daily intake of antioxidants, flavonoids and a jolt of java.
Pairing tea with chocolate offers a unique way to experience enjoyment that engages all your senses. Consider the stimulating aromas, textures, flavours and depth as your palate takes pleasure. You will begin to discern what your favourite flavours are and how they tantalize your taste buds. Tea, being naturally astringent, evokes the energetic element of tea and chocolate.
The combination of exceptionally high quality tea and superior chocolate, equals sheer pleasure. Choose the absolute finest of both; chocolate and tea, when you discover a pairing that you love.
Considering you probably won’t drink or eat copious amounts of tea and chocolate, or maybe you will 😉; the expense is justifiable. When you pair extraordinary quality ingredients, less is clearly more. Your palate is worthy of the best! Indulge in and experience tantalizing tastes and perfect pairings with tea and chocolate!
Milk chocolate and milk chocolate almond bark pair well with Dragonwell, Oolong, Darjeeling, Sencha and Sweet Chai. Dark chocolate and dark chocolate almond bark pair well with Assam, Darjeeling, Earl Grey or Oolong. You can also try a citrus-y type of chocolate with a honey-sweetened Oolong, a spicy Black Tea with milk chocolate, or a Green Tea with nut-filled chocolate.
Would you like to savour something ”chocolate-tea?”
Do you enjoy chocolate and tea together?
What varieties of tea and chocolate will you indulge in this week?
Share your ideas, experiences and flavours in the comments!
Contact me via email for more information and collabs!
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I lovingly create, curate and sell #teaboxes. Who will buy a gift for (or more) that makes people smile and is a true gift that keeps on giving?
One of the legacies I have chosen to leave, is #empowerwomen and #eliminatepoverty
I consider it a bountiful blessing to spread joy, support women and leave an enduring legacy.
“Investing in women is smart from both an economic and a social perspective. Globally speaking:
Women invest up to 90% of their income in their families and communities
Women make up 70% of the world's poor
Women work two-thirds of the world’s working hours, but only make 10% of the world’s income.”
Read the story of Friendship Bridge #linkinbio
#tea #afternoontea #alwaystimefortea #teatime #taketimefortea #taketimeforyou #thetealady #spreadingjoy #teapairing #chocolate #indulge #savour #flavour #monday #mondaymood #celebratethespecialmoments #legacy #womeninbusiness #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #supportsmallbusiness #support #langley #fraservalley #bossladies #yvr
Happy World Kindness Day!
“Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the flowers,
Kind deeds are the fruits.
Take care of your garden and keep out the weeds.
Fill it with sunshine, kind words and kind deeds.”
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882) American Scholar, Poet and Educator
“Oh may my heart in tune be bound,
Like David’s harp of solemn sound,
Having a kind heart in a cruel world
Is courage, not weakness.”
- Isaac Watts (1674 - 1748) English Minister, Hymn Writer, Theologian and Logician
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward,
Safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”
- Princess Diana (1961 - 1997) Princess of Wales
It’s Friday! Any day and every day is a good day to #bekind and #spreadjoy
#icymi I am an avid lover of #quotes, proverbs, literature and music.
Always open to reading, hearing and spreading words of encouragement.
Sharing a few #quotes and words of kindness with all of you.
I trust they bring you joy today and always!
Let us spread kindness to everyone everywhere!
Here’s to a fabulous day filled to overflowing with kindness, to each one of you!
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#tea #afternoontea #taketimefortea #taketimeforyou #thetealady #spreadingjoy #love #worldkindnessday #kindnessislove #kindness #kindnessquotes #choosekindness #kindnessmatters #spreadkindness #kindnessiscool #kindnessisfree #kindnessiscontagious #kind #kindnessiskey #kindnessrules #gifts #bossladies #womeninbusiness #langley #fraservalley #yvr #linkinbio
“Whether we live together in confidence and cohesion; with more faith and pride in ourselves and less self-doubt and hesitation; strong in the conviction that the destiny of Canada is to unite, not divide; sharing in cooperation, not in separation or in conflict; respecting our past and welcoming our future.” - Lester Pearson (1897 - 1972) Canadian Scholar, Prime Minister, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient, Statesman, Soldier, and Diplomat.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.” - from “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon - (1969 - 1943) English Poet, Art Scholar, Dramatist, Newdigate Prize Winner and Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University in 1933. This poem is often quoted at Remembrance Day ceremonies in Canada, Australia, UK and New Zealand.
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“Food, like a loving touch or a glimpse of divine power, has the ability to comfort.”
- Norman Kolpas. Award-winning author, writer, editor, consultant, journalist, and media personality.
“People who love to eat, are always the best people.” - Julia Child (1912 - 2004) American cooking teacher, author, and television personality.
It’s been a week! Phew! 😜 Glad that one’s over. With a major reno underway, there are a lot of interruptions, hiccups happening and obstacles in the way.
Today is the beginning of a new week. Today is a good day to have a good day!
Today is a day to focus on making “things” happen in life and in business and removing obstacles that are in the way. Today is also a good day to make some delicious comfort food.
Sharing a yummy recipe 🤤 😋 (See recipe below) with you that you can savour with your cuppa this morning, while you work on your goals!
Take time to enjoy a little comfort food along the way. Let’s do this Monday!
What goals are you slaying today?
What’s in your cup today? 🍵☕️
Share in the comments! 📱 👩💻
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These Earl Grey Honey Scones are perfect for any breakfast, brunch, coffee break or afternoon tea setting. They taste like Earl Grey tea.
Scone; a humble biscuit, a simple pleasure to enjoy with tea, or anytime. Some people prefer not to bake scones because they feel they need to be eaten only when they are fresh. The best part though, imho; always make a full recipe because, once they’re baked, extra scones (is there such a thing? lol) can be popped into a plastic freezer bag and frozen. Next time you don’t have any bread #athome take a scone out of your freezer and reheat for 1 minute in the microwave; delicious! This recipe is easy to make and has only 8 ingredients:
Earl Grey Honey Scones with Honey Glaze
1 cup buttermilk + 1 tablespoon
3 tablespoons honey
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, very cold
2 to 3 tablespoons earl grey, 1 tea bag + 1/3 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
In a measuring cup, measure out the buttermilk and whisk in the honey. Set aside.In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Using a grater, grate the butter or cut butter into small chunks, over the flour mixture and transfer to the freezer to chill for 5 minutes.
Remove from the freezer and toss the butter with the flour until it’s evenly coated. The key is for the butter and flour mixture to be chilled. Mix the butter throughout the flour, pressing the butter into the flour using your fingers.
Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Using buttermilk adds a slight sour tang to the scones, which some people like. Mix until it comes together. Place dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead gently until it forms (about 3 to 4 times).
Kneading the dough too much will make your scones tough and they won’t rise. Press into a circle that is about 1-inch thick. Cut down the middle of the circle and then across, creating 4 big scones. Cut those 4 big scones in half, which makes 8 scones. Transfer them to your prepared sheet pan. Transfer to the freezer to chill for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Brush the scones with buttermilk and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the tops are light to medium golden brown and the scones have risen. Remove and allow to cool, if you prefer. When I host afternoon tea, (rather when I will again in the future), I prefer to serve and savour scones warm.
TO MAKE THE GLAZE:
In a measuring cup, measure 1/3 cup boiling water. Add the tea bag and allow to steep for about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the tea bag and discard.
Whisk together the powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of earl grey tea together. Whisk until smooth, thick and barely pourable. If it’s too thick, add a teaspoon of liquid and if it’s too thin, add a few tablespoons of powdered sugar.
Only a little bit, otherwise it will affect the taste. You want the scones to have a soft and fluffy texture.
Pour the glaze over the scones and serve. For best flavour, serve warm. If you make plain scones without a flavour or glaze, you can enjoy with jams, preserves, lemon curd and clotted cream that you set on your table in small serving bowls. For an added touch and atmosphere, decorate your table with flowers, nice dishes and pretty napkins.
If you want to make the scones in advance, that's easy-peasy! Prepare them, form and cut the scones. Place them on a baking sheet and transfer to the freezer to flash freeze. Chill for 1 hour. Then place them in a plastic freezer bag or container. Bake them from frozen for an additional 1 or 2 minutes. Enjoy!
“A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” - William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863) English (Calcutta-born) novelist, author and illustrator.
“I never would have made it if I could not have laughed. It lifted me momentarily out of this horrible situation, just enough to make it livable.” - Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997) Austrian psychologist and neurologist, founder of logotherapy and Holocaust survivor.
Happy Fri-yay friends!! We made it through another week? or was that another month??
The sun is shining - oh happy day! 😃
Truth is...There’s not been much to laugh about around here recently. It’s a tough slog with unfortunate things happening simultaneously. 😔 😠 Things are happening slower than planned and hoped for, (in life, in business...add a major reno to all of the above and yeah...ykwim) as some things are beyond our control. “Time flies” right?! ✈️ ⏰ Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. 😞
Gotta keep focused 👀 on who and what matters and brings us joy! ❤️
Baby steps over here. One step at a time. One day at a time. 🙏
We are all at varying levels of sadness, concern and uncertainty from day to day and even from moment to moment, especially now. The ability to laugh helps us not to take ourselves as seriously and keep things in a healthy perspective. Sharing humour and encouragement are beautiful things to share with each other.
Let’s do that. 💞
#icymi - scroll down and read April 7th post ...it’s all about the healthy benefits of laughter. 😊
What do you do when “life or s!*t happens” and it’s tough? 💩
Tell us your ideas, 💡 & tips in the comments with us cuz we all know the struggle is real!
Sending wishes for a fabulous weekend to all of you!
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“The struggle you’re in today, is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” - Robert Tew, author
“Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, and magical person that you are.” - Mandy Hale, Blogger turned New York Times best-selling author and speaker
A short post with a few quotes to encourage and inspire you.
Do what makes your heart and soul sing!
Thank you for your continued support!
How are you feeling today?
What do you do for your wellness and helps you to stay strong?
What makes your heart and soul sing?
Share your comments! Do it. Let’s encourage each other.
You never know who you may #spreadingjoy to in their journey.
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Author - Rita Siebert
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